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2014-05-14 23:08:50

Insurance Center of Monroe hopes to help keep residents and families safe during severe storms this summer. Monroe, MI (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 This week, a confirmed funnel cloud was reported in Taylor, followed by a tornado warning for the Wayne, Monroe, Livingston, and Washtenaw counties, according to the Detroit Free Press. In addition to tornados, severe storms this time of year can yield hail, wind, and other potentially damaging weather events. In order to help residents prepare for...

2014-05-12 23:01:28

Stormwise Shutters Announces Complimentary Consultation for Hurricane Shutters (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 Stormwise Shutters, the premier factory direct hurricane shutter retailer, is pleased to announce a complimentary consultation on hurricane shutter installation. The selection of hurricane shutters offered ranges from functional accordion shutters and roll-up shutters to stylish Colonial and Bahama shutters. All hurricane shutters carry NOA #01-0502.06 certification granted by Miami-Dade...

NASA's TRMM Satellite Captures Information About Spring Storms Which Hit The US Great Plains
2014-05-12 03:27:36

[ Watch The Video: TRMM Satellite Sees Thunderstorms In the South ] Hal Pierce, NASA The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite captured rainfall and cloud height information about the powerful thunderstorms and severe weather that affected the Great Plains over May 8 and 9. Severe weather extended from Minnesota to southern Texas on Thursday afternoon, May 8 and Friday morning, May 9. During that time there were three tornadoes reported in Minnesota, two in...

2014-05-09 13:54:05

BMJ-British Medical Journal Death toll may be higher because of exodus of displaced persons to other locales Hurricanes Katrina and Rita may have been responsible for up to half of all recorded stillbirths in the worst hit areas, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. And the true fetal death toll may even be higher, because of the displacement of people whose homes and way of life were destroyed, suggest the authors. Hurricane...

2014-05-07 12:23:31

CHICAGO, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Impact Forecasting, the catastrophe model development center of excellence at Aon Benfield, today releases the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which reviews the natural disaster perils that occurred worldwide during April 2014. Aon Benfield is the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE: AON). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100719/AQ37264LOGO The report reveals that a multi-day...

2014-05-06 23:02:34

Insurance policies cannot build a fortress around your home, but they can offer peace of mind should the unpredictable happen. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Tornadoes throughout the South and Midwest in recent weeks are causing havoc with families and their homes. Don’t forget to make sure your homeowner’s policy is up to date and includes coverage for wind, floods, and severe storms. Even though a homeowner’s policy can’t build a fortress around a home to protect it, at least...

2014-05-06 23:00:58

The heartbreaking devastation of tornadoes across the country are a reminder to homeowners that hurricane season rolls in next month, prepare now, says CEO of Gulf Atlantic Industries in Miami. Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Once again, the time of year is approaching that puts all Florida homeowners on their guard—hurricane season. Even though it’s still several weeks away, hurricanes are not something to think about at last minute. The earlier homeowners start preparing, the better...

2014-05-01 20:20:37

New Satellite Will Advance Weather Forecasts on Earth and in Space DENVER, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The two large modules of the first GOES-R series weather satellite spacecraft were delivered to a cleanroom at Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] Space Systems facility near Denver. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R series (GOES-R) is NOAA's next-generation geostationary weather satellites. With the delivery of the system module and the propulsion module, the weather...

2014-05-01 20:20:31

PENSACOLA, Fla., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U-Haul Company of Southern Alabama is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box Portable Moving and Self-Storage Pods to all residents who were affected by the recent, devastating flash floods that swept through parts of the Alabama Gulf Coast and the Florida Panhandle late Tuesday and early Wednesday. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090622/LA34860LOGO-b U-Haul centers have much-needed supplies available to help with...

Tornado Activity More Likely Over Multiple Days, As Evidenced By This Week's Storms
2014-05-01 08:44:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Earlier this week, tornadoes ravaged the Midwest and southern states from Nebraska to Mississippi and a new report from a Purdue University tornado expert has found that substantial tornado episodes and particularly strong tornadoes are more inclined to take place within sustained bouts of storm activity lasting three or more days. In a report published by the journal Monthly Weather Review – Jeff Trapp, a planetary sciences...


Latest Weather Reference Libraries

Tristram’s Storm Petrel, Oceanodroma tristrami
2013-04-22 14:33:05

The Tristram’s Storm Petrel (Oceanodroma tristrami) is a species of seabird in the family of storm-petrels called Hydrobatidae. The species’ specific and common name comes from the English clergyman Henry Baker Tristram, the species can also be known as the Sooty Storm-petrel. The Tristram’s Storm Petrel is distribution across the North Pacific Ocean; mainly in tropical seas. This storm-petrel has long angular wings and is 24 cm long. The plumage is dark all over with a slightly pale...

Northern short grasslands
2013-04-18 23:18:40

The Northern short grasslands is only 1 of 867 terrestrial ecoregions defined by the World Wide Fund for Nature. This ecoregion includes portions of the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, and the American Great Plains states of Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. The Northern short grasslands have a semi-arid climate, with the annual average precipitation ranging from 270mm to 450mm. The winters here are cold, with an average temperature of 14 degrees...

Northern tall grasslands
2013-04-18 23:14:41

The Northern tall grasslands is only 1 of 867 terrestrial ecoregions defined by the World Wide Fund for Nature. This ecoregion largely follows the Red River Valley in the Canadian province of Manitoba and the American states of Minnesota and North Dakota. The grasslands have a humid continental climate with moderate precipitation, normally between 450 and 700 mm. The winters are very cold, with an average temperature of 9.5 degrees Fahrenheit, and the summer are warm with the mean...

High Plains (United States)
2013-04-18 22:49:08

The High Plains are a sub region of the Great Plains mainly in the Western United States, but also partially in the Midwest states of Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota, generally ecompassing the western portion of the Great Plains before the region reaches the Rocky Mountains. The High Plains are located in southeastern Wyoming, southwestern South Dakota, eastern Colorado, western Nebraska, eastern New Mexico, western Kansas, northwestern Texas and western Oklahoma. They rise in elevation...

Humid Pampas
2013-04-18 22:43:40

The Humid Pampa is an extensive region of flat, fertile grassland of loessic origin in Argentina. It has a precipitation average of 900 mm per year, compared to the Dry Pampas towards the west, which average less than 700 mm. Similar to the Pampas in general, the region's terrain is mostly hilly and of a temperate climate, though rich mollisols are more abundant here than to the west, where the soils are loessic origin are more common. This area is characterized by four distinct...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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